Thanks to Japanese retailer Amiami we get new images of the D-Style Convoy by Kotobukiya. This release is a licensed, non-transforming, super-deformed version of Optimus Prime/Convoy. Check out the images we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Thanks to Seibertron.com Member and Podcaster xRotorstormx we get information on Botcon 2015! BotCon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois on June 18th – June 21st! You can make your reservations now on the Botcon2015 website.
And remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
After this goes out to the members and they have first shot at the rooms we will roll it on the main site.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BotCon is headed back to the Midwest in 2015, show to be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th – June 21st!
Fort Worth, TX – October 23rd, 2014 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort June 18th thru June 21st in the great city of St. Charles, right outside of Chicago. In 2015, fans from the Midwest and across the world will be able to celebrate another exciting year of the Transformers brand at this amazing event! You can make your hotel reservations now at BotCon.com.
In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2015 through the BotCon.com online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive a five-figure convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards party. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding the BotCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, remember to stay tuned to BotCon.com. And for a sneak peek at this year’s convention set theme be sure to check out Transformers Timelines Issue 10, on comic book shelves this December!
Welcome to the latest edition of the Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast! This episode features your host for the evening, ScottyP, along with Seibertron, Rotorstorm and special guest, Shadowbeast. Tonight we discuss those newly annouced Year of The Goat platinum figures, fun times a New York Comic Con, road trippin' to TFCon, Angry Birds, the drool worth Legacy book and the ever elusive combat heroes *whew*
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Plus we also got a sneak peak of the upcoming cartoon coming to Cartoon Network next year!
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The new Transformers Legacy book has finally been released and man is it glorious!
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With the demise of the Contruct-bots confirmed it was a pleasant surprise to see..... MORE KREOS! We'll discuss the crazy new characters coming to the blind bags and more!
(Please Hasbro...just give us back our blind bag codes!)
The new Transformers Angry Birds has hit iTunes but has any of the cast actually played it? You'll have to tune in to find out. We'll also chat about the toys and whether or not they will make it into the collections of those who need ALL THE THINGS!
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The ever elusive Combat Heroes...only read about but never seen...until now! Seibertron got his hands on Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Megatron and has given us an in-depth look at these great figures!
(Are these the only photographs of Prime outside of the packaging ?! )
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So yeah, Stan Bush was in town at the beginning of the month for Melodic Rock fest...and our resident rock chick breaks down what it was like
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With TFCon being this weekend, the cast dives back into some discussion on conventions in general and what the future may hold.
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Of course we close out the night with some bragging rights
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The official Takara Tomy YouTube channel has updated with a video of the upcoming Cloud Roadbuster figure, showing off his transformation. We've embedded the tweet linking us to the video, the video itself, and before you check those out, please stop by our galleries of the Generations Roadbuster mold, on which this figure is based, and the Energon Ironhide mold that it homages.
Transformers Asia has posted new webpages and images of upcoming releases, including reissues of Masterpiece Skywarp, using the MP-11 mold, as well as Barricade and Soundwave from the now defunct Human Alliance line.
We've mirrored the images below, but before you go and check them out, stop by our galleries to see these figures in stunning high resolution clarity.
We've seen this one already, but the Takara Tomy website has just been updated with more details about the Movie Advanced Black Knight Strafe - confirming it is part of the Satellite campaign, and therefore available only in certain stores, with a release date of December. Check out the official promo image below!
We showed the Sarah Stone variant cover in this week's review of Transformers: Primacy #3, but thanks to the IDW Tumblr we get both another good look atTrypticon and Metroplex, and clean art of the next cover, for issue 4, featuring Optimus Prime and Megatron! Check them out mirrored below.
The Hyatt Regency O'Hare recently sent out some hotel information to help those attending TFCon Chicago. This covers getting to the hotel from the airport, parking, hotel dining options and wi-fi access.
Dear TFCON Enthusiasts,
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare!
If you are arriving from O'Hare International Airport: Hyatt Regency O'Hare has a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service between the hotel and the airport.
DOMESTIC ARRIVALS: Upon arriving, proceed to the baggage claim area. From there, there will be signs and red arrows directing you to the SHUTTLE BUS CENTER. Our shuttle picks up from door #1. For further instructions, click here.
INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS: Upon arriving, call the hotel at (847) 696-1234 to inform the operator that you have arrived at the international terminal. A shuttle will be dispatched to the terminal to pick you up.
Departing from O'Hare International Airport: Our complimentary 24-hour shuttle service is available from the main entrance. Shuttles run every 15 minutes between 4:00 a.m. and midnight and every 30-45 minutes between midnight and 4:00 a.m.
Parking at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare: Head east from River Road down Bryn Mawr. The hotel will be on your left. Should you require luggage assistance, enter the front drive of the hotel. If not, proceed to the end of Bryn Mawr, the entrance to the surface parking and hotel parking garage will be at the end of the block on your left. Please hold onto your guest room key to exit the parking gates upon your departure.
Dining Options within the hotel:
Perks is your one-stop-shop to get Starbucks coffee, freshly baked treats, an assortment of snacks, souvenirs and so much more! Perks is open daily from 4AM until 2AM during your stay.
$3 – Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwich Special
Fri 10/24 - Sun 10/26
7:30a – 9:30a $6 Breakfast Wrap Station
Specialty Themed Coffee & Treat
AXIS Espresso - $4.50
Shafter Smoothie - $4.25
Microwaves accessible 24 hours in Perks Foyer area
O'H American Grill will be serving Breakfast and Lunch from 6AM until 4PM (Buffet and A La Carte options available) Breakfast a la carte menu, click here. For Lunch a la carte menu, click here.
Cash Food Stand Sales
Convenient fast dining options available on our Perks Entry Level tile area
11am –3pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Wrap Station
5pm – 9pm also Featuring enhanced $7 Freshly Baked Pizza Station
11am – 3pm also Featuring $7 Made to Order Deli Sandwiches
5pm – 9pm also Featuring $3.50 Rogelio’s Taco Station
11am – 3pm also Featuring $7 Made to Order Grilled Ham & Cheese Station
Red Bar is open nightly at 4PM during your stay. In addition to our delectable made-to-order sushi and amazing appetizers including burgers and pizza. Wash everything down with a rich and refreshing pint of our own Red Bar Brew while watching a game on one of our 25 plasma screens. Red Bar Brew is brewed locally by Two Brothers Brewing Co. in Warrenville, IL.
$10 Specialty Themed Drinks
In Room Dining is also available from 6AM until 12AM.
We'd like to introduce you to our newest service enhancement as we strive to be your preferred hotel of choice in Chicago. During your stay , you can connect with your next meal from anywhere at any time. We invite you to order room service remotely with your favorite wireless or mobile device by logging on to http//ohare.hyattservices.com/ or by scanning the QR code below.
Getting Online at Hyatt Regency O'Hare
COMPLIMENTARY STANDARD WIFI is available in the hotel lobby by logging on to the Hyatt Public network.
WIFI is in all of the guestrooms. Logon to the Hyatt Guestroom network. To sign in, enter your last name and room number and accept the charge for Standard Internet.
Here is something interesting according to Meteor Operation's Facebook page Hasbro Asia has teamed up with Ocean Design to offer official upgrade stickers for Masterpiece Prowl and Wheeljack! These stickers adds a lot of extra sponsorship details to Wheeljack and some optional Japanese police logos for Prowl! Check out the images we've embedded below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
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